Joseph Fachin was born on December 8, 1908 in Ampezzo, Italy. His family later immigrated to the United States and settled in Kennett Square Pennsylvania.
Joseph enlisted in the Army, January 24, 1941. He served in the 38th Infantry Regiment, Second Division. The 38th infantry Regiment fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, or Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe campaigns.
Joseph married Camille Teresa on December 8, 1942, while on leave from the Army. (see photo)